Columbia River Maritime Museum


If you have something you would like to donate, please contact the curator to consider your gift. Not all items offered can be accepted due to space limitations, preservation requirements or other factors. If we cannot accommodate your item, we can recommend other potential repositories for your consideration. Please call, email or complete and submit the potential donation form. Our curatorial staff will assist you with your donation.

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All donations of objects are provided safe, secure and long-term preservation that meets the highest professional museum standards. These items are preserved for future generations to enjoy and appreciate, and become a legacy for the donor.

Because we are a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, donations of all types may be considered tax-exempt by the IRS. Determining the value of your donation may be accomplished by comparing it to similar objects of known value, such as recently auctioned material or items advertised and sold for a specific price. For higher valued items ($5,000+) it is necessary to have a certified, independent appraisal performed by a qualified appraiser. For appropriate value deductions you should consult a qualified tax accountant.